He led the county to arguably their most successful ever season, as they clinched promotion in both the Frizzell County Championship and National League.
Hussey also starred for Australia against England in the 2005 NatWest Series and NatWest Challenge but did not play for Durham in 2006 after breaking into the Australian Test side and being told to take a break from county cricket ahead of the Ashes series.
He became the third batsman to score three triple centuries in championship cricket when he made 331 not out against Somerset in 2003, breaking his own record for the highest score by a Northamptonshire player.
In 2001 he was the leading run-scorer in English first class cricket, with 2,055 runs at an average of 79.03.
He was also the leading run-scorer in Australia's one-day ING Cup in 2001/02 with 440 runs at an average of 55.
Hussey has been vice-captain of Western Australia since 2003 and was called up for his international debut in 2004 when he was selected for Australia’s VB Series match against India at Perth. He made 17 not out in a five-wicket win.